Episode 1: Looking toward Plant 2020 and past Plant 2019
Heath & Ed take give an overview of American Croppers and Ag Tech UNFILTERED, talk about issues surrounding #Plant2019 and provide solutions and advice from a high level looking into #Plant2020.
Episode 2: Jason Webster of Precision Planting as special guest
Heath & Ed take give an overview of American Croppers and Ag Tech UNFILTERED. Today's guest is Jason Webster the Lead Commercial Agronomist from Precision Planting. They'll be talking about meter technology, 2x2x2 systems, DeltaForce & hydraulic downforce, vApply, FurrowForce, high-yield soybeans, planting dates and more! A can't miss episode!!
In this episode, the guys have an in depth learning session and conversation with soil health and biological manufacturer expert Cody Goins: owner of ROI Biologicals LLC. Everything you ever want to know about biologicals, (and more) can be found in this episode. Cody has a unique way of breaking the information down into laymen term that everyone can understand it or can get so in depth that even Heath the hardware guy can follow him!
Episode 4: With Randy Dowdy of Dowdy Farms, DCI & Next Level-"Corn Warriors, Would the Real Randy Please Stand Up?"
Heath, Ed & Taylor the Intern have a rare personal conversation with Randy on the show, talking about everything from Next Level to his travels, his time away from family to his biggest achievements and everything in between. Within the duration of the show, you can get a real sense of where Randy's passions lie and what drives this Corn Warrior & World Record holder!
Episode 5 Part 1: Tim Norris, Raven Autonomy-SMART AG “Turning tractors into DeLorean’s”
Heath, Ed & Taylor the Intern have a great conversation with Tim Norris, a legend in the precision agriculture industry. Tim is one of the original "gray hairs" (or "No Hairs" as he calls it) in the industry. We had a lot of fun with Tim learning how he got started in the field, what drives him and how he ended up from being a founder & owner at Ag Info Tech in Ohio to the Eastern Business Manager of Raven Autonomy-SMART AG. A can't miss conversation to learn where the precision ag industry has been and a glimpse to where the industry is going.
Bonus Episode: Winter Conference for CROPPER NATION 2020 “Making CROPPERS Great Again”
This is the bonus show this week with Jason Webster giving Heath, Ed & Taylor the Intern a sneak peak of what we will see at Precision Planting's Winter Conference 2020. If you have never been to Winter Conference, this episode will give you an idea of what to expect. Ed makes his special challenge to Cropper Nation: email in your answer that he normally asks our guests: "What keeps YOU up at night?" Jason has agreed to answer any questions you all have, answering them live on our "Winter Conference LIVE! 2020" episode when we broadcast from Tremont, IL next week. Send in those questions anytime to and Jason will answer them via email or on the show live from Tremont at The Winter Conference. See our Facebook and Twitter pages to see how to get your FREE CROPPER NATION-Precision Planting gear!
EP8- PART 1 Steve Martin-Martin Till “Ground Zero of No-Till Farming and Growing”
With Taylor the Intern too tired to get out of bed and join the Cropper Team, Heath and Ed took on the podcast by themselves. This was part one of this fantastic conversation with Steve Martin, President of Martin-Till Industries. Steve was an outstanding guest of the show, sharing many insights to the history of modern agriculture, growing up at what has been dubbed the “Ground Zero” of No-Till Farming in the United States. Steve’s passion for planting, engineering and farming is inspiring and makes for a podcast that Cropper Nation does not want to miss!
EP8- PART 2 Steve Martin-Martin Till “Ground Zero of No-Till Farming and Growing”
Steve, Ed & Heath dig in farther in their conversation from Part 1 and look into the innovations that are needed, and what is going to be shaping the planter industry as we move forward. As Martin-Till has pressed forward in the last few years, they have released new products that will revolutionize existing planters on farms and new planters being purchased. Capturing the essence of small-town America and the blue collar spirit, Martin Till is again helping Cropper Nation move the needle. Listen to find out what they are up to now……